Medical Terminology D-G

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Debridement

Removal of dead tissue or foreign material from an open wound

Diverticulitis

Inflammation/infection of the diverticula

Diverticulosis

Condition of having small pouches in the lining of the colon, or large intestine that bulge outward through weak spots. (can be asymptomatic)

Dysmenorrhea

Painful Menstruation

Dyspepsia

Indigestion: Nausea, epigastric burning and pain

Dysphagia

Painful/difficulty swallowing, feeling that food is stuck in the throat or chest

Dysphasia

Inability to understand verbal commands as a result of brain injury/illness

Dyspnea

Difficulty breathing

Dysuria

Painful urination

Ecchymosis

Bruise that is not elevated

Eczema

inflammatory condition of the skin: itching, burring, tiny papules and vesicles that are oozing, crusting and scaling

Edema

Accumulation of fluid in the interstitial spaces

Edentulous

Without Teeth

Effusion

Escape of fluid into a cavity

Embolism

Obstruction of a blood vessels by a clot of blood or foreign substance

Emesis

Vomit

Epistaxis

Bloody nose

Erythema

Redness of the skin

Etiology

Cause of a disease and mode of operation

Exacerbation

To aggravate

Exudate

Substance that is seen on surface tissues usually as a result of inflammation

Febrile

Having a fever

Gastroenteritis

Inflammation of the GI tract involving stomach and small intestine

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